- What We Do
Bosco was a witch doctor.
He also worked as a farmer and fisherman, but he made part of his living in Apac, Uganda, by healing people from bewitchments and curses. People often found their way to his house, and for the cost of a goat, he would help with counseling, curing sickness, or casting out spirits that they believed were hindering them.
Everyone has wounds from past experiences—on an individual level, but also from how we relate to people who are different from us ethnically, racially, politically, and more.
But God is working powerfully through the Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations ministry that Resonate Global Mission missionary George de Vuyst leads in Ukraine. One person at a time, the Holy Spirit is reconciling communities.
“So, what kind of Christians are you guys? Are you the ones who only care about people’s souls?”
The question came from a neighbor. Sam Kamminga, who works with Resonate Global Mission and the Trellis Collective as a community chaplain in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was helping another neighbor move. “You tell me,” he said. “What do you see?”
Joseph Nyamutera was a Hutu living in Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 genocide.
“What I saw around me was despair and anger and bitterness in the church and outside the church,” said Joseph.
The program Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations helped Nyamutera and thousands of people in his country heal from the wounds of the genocide, forgive, and reconcile with one another. This ministry has now spread to countries throughout the world where people are experiencing conflict and tension over race, ethnicity, politics, and more.
One day, Sean Taylor got a call from someone at Sonlight Community Church in Lynden, Washington. His name kept coming up in conversations about outreach, and the church was wondering if he had ever considered planting a church.
“I don’t think Lynden needs an extra church,” Sean had told them.
But, Sonlight had research to show that wasn’t necessarily true.